Sultan x d'Uccle chicks...what colors will I get? - UPD w/ chick pix!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kawaii, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. kawaii

    kawaii Out Of The Brooder

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    By the time I get home from work, I should have 5 chicks hatched today under a couple of broodys. 2 already hatched this morning, and the rest have all pipped and are chirping. I have a white bantam sultan roo and the eggs are from the following hens:

    2 porcelain d'Uccles
    1 mille fleur d'Uccle
    1 white d'Uccle
    1 penciled silkie x bantam cochin

    So what colors could I get? The 2 this morning were still wet when I looked, but one appeared porcelain and the other kind of mottled black?

    I hope to post pix later tonight, but I've just been wondering all day at work!

    Here's my fuzzy mobile pic from this morning:

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  2. kawaii

    kawaii Out Of The Brooder

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    After trying out this fancy Dutch online chicken color calculator , I've found some possible answers to my own question.

    the mille fleur and porcelain should produce gold/buff columbian types,
    the white to white = white (of course)
    and the white x silver pencilled, a gold pencilled (pullet) or a yellow/golden pencilled (roo)

    I also tried out what colors I should have gotten from the wheaten easter egger x white sultan chicks that hatched a couple of weeks ago, and it calculated gold duckwing, which seems right because the chicks do indeed look gold duckwing.

    Fascinating! Let's see if it's correct when I get home tonight!
     
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  3. kawaii

    kawaii Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's 3 of the chicks that hatched today. The other 2 hatched under a different broody hen early this evening and were still wet when it got dark.
    These are 3 of the 4 d'Uccle chicks:
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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] -- the last d'Uccle that hatched also appears dark like this one.

    with their foster momma:
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    I wasn't expecting the chipmunk stripes! Of all the d'Uccle and Sultan chicks I've seen online, I didn't see any with these markings.
     
  4. kawaii

    kawaii Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are the other two that hatched early yesterday evening. Now I'm really confused. How did I end up with a very black chick? My white Sultan is my only rooster. Wouldn't have my white d'Uccle given me a white chick? Didn't get any.

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    And here's the sultan x pencilled silkie mix chick...great markings (silkie momma Janet Leigh in the background) --
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    Oh well. I love them all!
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I remember last year there was a member from Montana crossing a porcelain d'uccle roo to her sultan hen, she got all sorts of crazy colors, she stopped emailing me awhile back but the crosses were very pretty.
     
  6. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to see what those chicks look like now all grown up!! [​IMG]
     

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